Kellogg Concepts has provided architectural services to redesign the rear yard for a 1922 Piedmont style house at 1205 Oakland Ave.


Existing Rear Yard and Deck

Design services included exploring design options to redesign the existing rear yard elevated deck and adjoining landscaping to enhance the sense of place and views, and replace the two-car garage to improve effective circulation. The project strategy effectively took into account meeting requirements for Piedmont Planning approval without requiring variances and Planning Commission Design Review.

The new deck layout is house living level facing to an expanded rear yard landscaped space with a pervious paved sitting area and environmentally sensitive planting. The deck structure uses PV heavy timber framing and AZEK fire resistive decking and horizontal cable rails meeting State Fire Marshal requirements for new elevated decks within Level 1 Urban Fire District.


The solution for the two-car garage design is a simple one story flat roof structure in the rear corner of the yard replicating the existing garage location and size with new interlocking paver driveway layout for improved access and turnaround. Kellogg Concepts was able to obtain staff level design review approval avoiding the need for rear yard and side yard Variances by replacing the existing garage with an exact copy of the existing structure.

Images of the completed project have been posted in the Kellogg Concepts Architecture Gallery.

Jim Kellogg

Principal, Kellogg Concepts.